The effect on Helen MacFarquhar, a 40-year-old divorcee, of a passionate letter which arrives in her bookstore. It is addressed "Dear Goat" and signed "Ram." As she tries to guess who Ram could be, the power of suggestion takes over, igniting a romance with the young student working in the store for the summer.… (more)
Independent, irresistible Helen MacFarquhar is the proprietress of a bookstore in an idyllic seaside town in New England. Here, the happily divorced mother of a bright and lovable eleven-year-old girl corrects perfect strangers on their grammar, sells mysteries to die-hard history readers, and flirts with the town. And the town, utterly smitten with Helen's bewitching blend of sense and sensibility, flirts back. It's all perfectly innocent...until the morning an anonymous letter arrives - an ardent missive penned by an unkown lover. The fervor and mystery of the letter intrigue Helen, and it eventually touches her heart as she is swept up in a fiercely tender affair with a thoroughly unsensible and unsuitable suitor.